The Green In Greenhurst Announces Employee Of The Year

Mark Akam, Heritage Ministries employee of the year at The Green in Greenhurst, shakes the hand of Cheryl Farr, The Green in Greenhurst administrator. Submitted photo

Mark Akam has been honored with Heritage Ministries 2017 Employee of the Year at The Green in Greenhurst.

Akam was presented with a special award for his achievement. He is employed by Heritage as a maintenance assistant and has been with Heritage for four years.

Nominated by his colleagues for the award, Akam exemplifies Heritage’s core values, which state that they strive for: Respect for human dignity; excellence in everything they do; acceptance of every person; compassion for all; and honesty above all else.

Co-workers at The Green said, “Mark is a great worker. He is always friendly and willing to help.”

Another added, “He goes the extra miles. He works different shifts to help out anyway he can. Mark always has a smile and will do what he can to help. Mark is a great person to work with.”

Heritage Ministries was founded as the Orphanage and Homes of the Free Methodist Church in 1886. The organization focused its mission on elder care and housing with the elimination of the orphanage in 1965 due to changing regulations.

Heritage has grown from its original campus in Gerry to six locations in New York state.